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Carbon Finance Options for Smallholders Agroforestry in Indonesia

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Seeberg-Elverfeldt, Christina; Schwarze, Stefan; Zeller, Manfred
Journal: International Journal of the Commons
Volume: 3
Page(s): 108-130
Date: 2009
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5021
Sector: Forestry
Region: East Asia
Subject(s): cocoa
carbon sequestration
economic behavior
environmental services
Abstract: "Up to 25 percent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are caused by deforestation, and Indonesia is the third largest greenhouse gas emitter worldwide due to land use change and deforestation. On the island of Sulawesi in the vicinity of the Lore Lindu National Park (LLNP), many smallholders contribute to conversion processes at the forest margin as a result of their agricultural practices. Specifically the area dedicated to cacao plantations has increased from zero (1979) to nearly 18,000 hectares (2001). Some of these plots have been established inside the 220,000 hectares of the LLNP. An intensification process is observed with a consequent reduction of the shade tree density. This study assesses which impact carbon sequestration payments for forest management systems have on the prevailing land-use systems."

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